Endorsing Organizations

Endorsing Organizations

The following national, statewide, regional, and local membership or advocacy organizations have endorsed the Long-Term Care Equality Index by signing on to the following statement:

Older LGBTQ adults should be able to access inclusive, welcoming and culturally competent services in long-term care communities, free from discrimination. To help make this a reality, the Long-Term Care Equality Index is a valuable tool that will help long-term care communities adopt policies and practices necessary to provide culturally competent and responsive care for LGBTQ older adults.
Our organization endorses the efforts of the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) and encourages long-term communities to take the first step to actively engage in the LEI by signing the Commitment to Caring Pledge.

National Organizations

AARP Foundation

American College of Health Care Administrators

American Society on Aging

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Diverse Elders Coalition

Fenway Institute


Gerontological Society of America

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Justice in Aging


National Association of Activity Professionals

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI)


Pioneer Network

Statewide, Regional and Local Organizations

Aging Action Initiative

AIDS Project Rhode Island

Area Agency on Aging, Phoenix

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan

California Commission on Aging

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging and NY Connects

Center on Halsted

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

Council on Aging of Central Oregon

Equality North Carolina

Gay Elder Circle

Leading Age, Maine & New Hampshire

LGBT Aging Project

Long Beach Gray Panthers

Ohio Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Personal Assistance Services Council of Los Angeles County

Primaris Foundation


SAGE Maine

SAGE Metro Detroit

SAGE Puerto Rico & Waves Ahead

Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County

Seniors Council of Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties

Southern Gerontological Society

The Diversity Center

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Delaware


Washington State LTC Ombudsman Program

William Way LGBT Community Center